Free speech tops back-to-school list

September 17, 2007

While parents may still be buying notebooks, pens, pencils, calculators, and laptops as their college kids readjust to campus life, one civil rights watchdog group wants to make sure one more item makes the list: the First Amendment.

“Students, professors, and parents should know that FIRE will work toward making 2007-08 the year in which free speech was reinstated as a hallmark of American higher education,” explained Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)...